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Winchester Unveils New 230-grain .45-Caliber Ammo For Glock (.45 G.A.P.) Auto Pistols

|  September 24th, 2010 0

Winchester Ammunition is now offering four commercial and two law enforcement loads for Glock’s new .45 G.A.P. pistols.

Winchester’s new cartridge is 1/8 inch shorter that the .45 Auto. Yet, Winchester’s development engineers report that the finished load is a 230-grain bullet equaling .45 auto velocities. Many shooters consider the 230-grain bullet the “right” bullet in .45 caliber ammunition, and Winchester agrees. Three of the commercial loads will be 230-grain bullets.

In the economically priced USA line from Winchester, a 230-grain full metal jacket (FMJ) bullet and a 230-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullet are available. The FMJ bullet is designed for target practice while the JHP load is designed for personal protection. Out of the Glock .45 G.A.P., the FMJ bullet has a muzzle velocity of 850 feet per second while the JHP load has an 880 feet per second.

Winchester is also offering a 230-grain bullet in their Winclean line for the .45 G.A.P. This load incorporates a lead-free primer and a brass enclosed base (BEB) bullet that has a solid base to eliminate reduced airborne lead exposure at the firing point. This load will have a muzzle velocity of 875 feet per second.

Rounding out the commercial loads in the .45 G.A.P. from Winchester is another personal protection load. A 185-grain Silvertip Hollow Point bullet is loaded in 45 G.A.P. in the Super-X line of pistol ammunition. This load has a muzzle velocity of 1,000 feet per second.

Winchester will also make two loads for their Ranger line of Law Enforcement Ammunition. A 230-grain “T-Series” load will be offered with a muzzle velocity of 885 feet per second. For training, a 175-grain frangible round is available with a muzzle velocity of a 1,000 feet per second. These two loads will be available for law enforcement agencies only.

For more information on Winchester products, please visit their website at

Winchester G.A.P. Loads
Brand Bullet Velocity Use
Super-X 185 Silvertip Hollow Point 1,000 fps Personal Protection
WinClean 230-gr. BEB 875 fps Target
USA 230-gr. BEB 850 fps Target
USA 230-gr. JHP 880 fps Personal Protection
Brand Bullet Velocity Use
Ranger 230-gr. “T-Series” 885 fps Law Enforcement
Ranger 175-gr. Frangible 1,000 fps Law Enforcement

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